mizzmarvel: (starter for ten - willow_icons)
I spent Friday through this evening working a convention in town. I'd only ever been to conventions as a guest before, and while I mean to write about it in the next day or two, right now I'm in that weird state where I'm bone-tired and yet also restless and bored. So I think I'm going to stare at the ceiling for a while until I lose the will to be awake.

I do have to say that if I could go back in time and tell grader schooler me, who cried and hid in the bathroom at the prospect of having to watch Hellraiser, that I would eventually spend three days seated directly across from the guy who played the pinhead dude, little me would have peed her pants with fear.
mizzmarvel: (mirror mirror on the wall)
I was kind of psyched because I had a super-productive day. I got a lot done at work today -- it's kind of amazing what a difference having a job you actually like can make. Then I came home, cooked an actual dinner on the stove, washed all the dishes, and finished my Dimestore Dames post way in advance.

Of course, now I've ruined any momentum that I had by watching probably the two most depressing episodes of Intervention ever produced. Now I just want to go hide under the blankets forever.

mizzmarvel: (tiana's job blows - ushitora_icons)
Age 5 - Teacher. The first women with regular jobs -- other than my mom and closest aunt, who were both waitresses -- who I ever knew were teachers. Apparently, I already knew I was too lazy to be a food server.

Age 6 - Pilot. Watching Bright Eyes really got to me for a few weeks. But I soon figured out that being a pilot was less about dance numbers with Shirley Temple and more about flying in the air, which is not appealing.

Age 7 - Mother and Teacher. I don't know why I needed to specify mother as well as teacher, but I did so pretty routinely.

Age 8 - Archaeologist. Did I actually know what an archaeologist did? Probably not. But I did know that grownups were impressed when a little kid told them they wanted to be an archaeologist.

Age 10 - Author. Around this time, I started really getting a lot of praise for my writing for the first time, and I was also devouring books as fast as I could get my hands on them.

Age 12 - Teacher. I guess this was my fallback? Eventually, I figured out that I hate teenagers and was too lazy to work with kids.

Age 14 - Editor. But I did like using a red pen to mark up papers!

Age 15 - Psychologist. Then I started reading a lot of psychology books for a while.

Age 17 - Museum curator. And then I read a lot of archaeology books and rediscovered my love for this stuff. Just in time to toss away my plans of majoring in English and going for archaeology instead.

Age 22 - Editor. Flash forward to my senior year of college, and it dawned on me that maybe I'd been right earlier on. Despite my lack of English degree, this one has actually come true.

Age 27 - Lotto winner/star of Half Ton Millionaire on TLC. And now as a mature adult, I've settled into my true life goals.
mizzmarvel: (eomers_elf - bucky)
Top accomplishments of the day:

1. Lots of work-work done.

2. Wrapping presents for the child I'm sponsoring this Christmas, even though my cat wanted to stretch out across the paper, nuzzle all the presents, play with the tape, etc.

3. Write 700 words of Yuletide.

4. Change pretty much all my passwords EVER. THANKS GAWKER.


Dec. 9th, 2010 11:02 pm
mizzmarvel: (tiana's job blows - ushitora_icons)
My week so far:

Monday = utter exhaustion

Tuesday = mysteriously perk-up thanks to magic new caffeine source

Wednesday = manic after chugging magic new caffeine source, followed by massive painful crash

Thursday = a little energy before a bad cold suddenly hit hard

I want nothing more than to take tomorrow off and snuggle under the blankets all day instead, but there's a project I really need to finish before Christmas; we have the 24th until after New Year's off, so things need to be totally done by then. So instead I'm heading off to work to probably type out a few bleary, incoherent words while my head fills with mucous. TGIF!

time flies

Jan. 3rd, 2010 11:20 pm
mizzmarvel: (garth loves food - thepresidentrix)
Today [livejournal.com profile] poisonivory and I went to this local comic book store because back issues were five for $1, except they were grouped in no particular order which made things hard. So I got five random issues just because Aqualad/Tempest was on the cover.

Then we went to her place and watched Blackadder and Futurama and were hilarious.

Not a terrible way to end my vacation, I suppose. But while I love laying around listlessly, it's been almost two weeks off and I'm ready to get back to work so's I can use my brains.


Sep. 11th, 2009 10:48 pm
mizzmarvel: (mauling is a lucrative career-entwashian)
Went to a show for Fashion Week, am now exhausted. Probably not helping my exhaustion is the fact that my entire dinner was a few dozen sunflower seeds, some tortilla chips and two Pepperidge Farms cookies.

I'm sure this is very healthy.

And also good for my acid reflux.

Which I still don't have medication for.

(Seriously, don't get me started on this doctor's office. Today, if I could have reached through the phone and murdered someone, I'd be in jail right now.)
mizzmarvel: (charlie brown - no boys allowed)
When I was tooling around Wikipedia earlier, I made a very sad discovery: In 2008, Knotts Berry Farm closed the Peanuts Playhouse.

Well, okay. Sad for me.

Well, okay. Not really sad for me.

Cut because it got long )
mizzmarvel: (tim has identity issues - lyssiebaby)
This weekend was remarkably accomplished in that I:

1. Met all my freelance goals (well, still working on finishing them up).
2. Did two loads of laundry.
3. Saw Star Trek.
4. Finished several books.
5. Cleaned up my room a little.

And that being said, I feel like I didn't really have a weekend at all. I want a do-over.


May. 2nd, 2009 11:17 pm
mizzmarvel: (drake & josh - lunarwolfik)
Things I need to do:

1. Finish my freelancing goal for the night.
2. Fix my chipped nails.
3. Go to bed earlyish.

What I am doing:

1. Staring into space, mostly.

My God, I am so awesome. At least I'm reading a little -- my California Diaries kick is continuing unabated. I hadn't realized that Lerangis wrote so many of these, which is probably why they're so readable.
mizzmarvel: (smilin' barda - sailorlibra)
I'm freelancing again, so I endeavored to be productive tonight. These were my goals:

1. Eat healthful meal.
2. Outline.
3. Maybe write a little.
4. Take an early shower, blow dry hair.
5. Touch up nails.
6. Read before going to bed early.

This is what I actually did:

1. Ate healthful meal, then went to Coldstone for ice cream.
2. Watched worst episode of Veronica Mars I have ever seen.
3. Tooled around Internet.
4. Outlined the outline. Seriously.
5. Took shower, decided too lazy to blow-dry.
6. Looked at nail polish thoughtfully.

I don't know how I'm able to function as an adult.
mizzmarvel: (penguins - not jamie madrox but could be)
Today I got all of my freelancing goals accomplished (which was several hours of work), did my laundry, and ran an errand, leaving me to wonder where the relaxation part of my weekend went. But it was all worth it, since I got to watch A Very Duggar Wedding tonight, guilt-free!

Some Highlights )
mizzmarvel: (mizzmarvel = hot stuff)
Guys, I think I found my true loves.

They consist of a bottle of shampoo and some conditioner.

I've flirted with a lot of hair and bath products in my life -- it's hard for me to say no to them. And considering I'm getting a lot of free stuff right now, I'm getting more promiscuous than ever before. At this moment, there are seven bottles of shampoo or conditioner in my shower (that belong to me alone -- [livejournal.com profile] khirsah has a couple) and three in a bag that I brought home from work today. I clearly get around.

But this set is the first time where even before I put it on my head, just from pouring it into my hand, I was like, "This stuff is amazing."

Because, don't get me wrong -- I was raised by a man. I used Suave and White Rain for years, so switching to Pantene was like the heavens opening up and angels singing in terms of hair care revelations. But that was nothing compared to this brand. It's just really thick and rich and makes my hair feel rather awesome. Or really awesome.

So after a whirlwind courtship with this brand, I...I think I might be ready to settle down. It might be The One. I'm thinking of buying us some rings.

And sadly enough, I feel like it would be a conflict of interest, work-wise, to name the brand and actually recommend it.


Nov. 7th, 2008 10:43 pm
mizzmarvel: (billy/asgardian/wiccan/whatever)
Some days I really enjoy my new job, and then others (like today) I just feel like a big old idiot. I know it's just part of me learning, but still. No me gusta. I just have a constant fear of losing this job already. Just call me Depression Era Debbie.

Anyway. Oatmeal cookie ice cream = delicious.
mizzmarvel: (mutts - mooch & little pink sock)
Saddest thing I have ever read:

[livejournal.com profile] khirsah: Sorsha is sulking.
[livejournal.com profile] mizzmarvel: Why is she sulking?
[livejournal.com profile] khirsah: She went into your room today, and you weren't there.
[livejournal.com profile] khirsah: She even looked under the bed.
[livejournal.com profile] khirsah: She's been angry ever since I dragged her out of there.
[livejournal.com profile] khirsah: so now she's finally willing to sit on the bed with me, but not by my pillow as usual.
[livejournal.com profile] khirsah: Oh no. She has to be at the faaar end

I miss my kitty.

Good stuff, however, includes the fact that I got free stuff at work today (some really nice hair products) and that my roommate was awesome enough to send me not only my coat, but also the rest of my bras. Which, let me tell you, is quite a relief.
mizzmarvel: (happy halloween!)
Today a shipment from Old Navy was supposed to be delivered, and it was not. I'm actually really upset about it, because I was kind of planning next week's work wardrobe around it. Now I have to do laundry. A fate worse than death!

However, today I did get:

1. Paid. YAY.
2. Dinner at Junior's (including pumpkin cheesecake - Happy Halloween!)
3. Free stuff from work. YES.

So life is not completely terrible.
mizzmarvel: (starter for ten - willow_icons)
I went ahead and went to work today, just for a few hours because I had to be here to open the door for Heather. Everything seems intimidating right now, but I'm sure it'll get easier as I get more comfortable with the subject matter and less insecure about being in a new position.

Or I'll just crash and burn in like a week. Either way!

Also, wow, I'm exhausted! This is probably related to the whole waking up at 7 AM and actually working thing. I can only imagine how I'll feel after a full day of work (plus an hour commute each way).
mizzmarvel: (mauling is a lucrative career-entwashian)

1. A million dollars.
2. Internet - it went out this morning and has not come back. In the midst of freaking out, I went to Starbucks and paid $10 for a day pass for wireless use. At the very moment I paid, the Internet probably went back on at the apartment. Oh well.
3. Misc.

1. A job.

Yeah, they offered me the position. I am now an assistant editor at __________ Publications. (No offense, but I don't really want to disclose the name of the place.) I will work in Manhattan and commute by subway and wear business casual attire and in 30 days have medical benefits (but no dental - oh well, I don't need teeth anyway) and of course I am kind of freaking out about this. I will like making money and being useful, though. I will like it even more when [livejournal.com profile] khirsah and Sorsha come out here too. I really miss them.

I feel like I should be happier, but mostly it's all kind of anticlimactic. I mean, I am happy, but after nearly six months of unemployment, it's just as much exhaustion and disbelief.

Also, they asked me to start tomorrow and I was all, "YES" in a swirling mass of shock and eagerness to please, and it wasn't until I left that I remembered that the friend with whom I am staying is out of the country until tomorrow, and I don't know when she'll be coming back in, and I have the only set of keys. And I mean, yeah, I could just let her sit on the curb until I get back, but that would be kind of uncool.

So I had to call them and be all, "You hired someone stupid! Hi! I might have to start on Wednesday after all." And I want to crawl into a hole about it, which is probably an excellent way to start a new job. Way to go, me.
mizzmarvel: (tyger tyger - valdezicons)
Not tmi so much as a little gross )

All day today, when the church bells chime, they play "The Star-Spangled Banner" or "My Country, 'Tis Of Thee." I didn't go into the city for any of the ceremonies, but that alone was enough to make me a little solemn and thoughtful off and on throughout the day.

I'm going back to North Carolina tomorrow. I never heard anything either way, but I'm assuming I didn't get the job. Oh well. I missed my stupid cat anyway.


Sep. 10th, 2008 10:57 am
mizzmarvel: (skeleton dance - tropic_icons)
Still in New York. I haven't heard anything about the job, but by now I'm assuming I didn't get it. I'll know definitively by the end of the day, though. I'm just glad that they were straightforward about when they'd be making the decision, so I'm not hanging around for too much longer, wondering what's up.

Anyway, the friend I'm staying with got cable and Internet yesterday, so hooray! I'm in the major cultural center of the country - arguably the world - and I'm probably going to stay inside all day and watch TLC and Discovery Health Channel! It's like a dream come true.


mizzmarvel: (Default)
Could that someone be Mack the Knife?

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